Multimedia Services (MMS)
The Multimedia Services (MMS) team is comprised of two SAR staff. For comments, questions, and concerns relating to the SAR website, please email multimedia[at]sarsf.org.
Jason S. Ordaz, Multimedia Designer
Jason S. Ordaz
Multimedia Designer, Institutional Advancement
Jason Ordaz is the designer and production manager for many of the digital and print materials for the School for Advanced Research. Ordaz also serves as principal photographer and videographer for the School. In 2009, he and his colleagues completely redesigned the School’s website, and in 2011 the website was awarded an “Outstanding Achievement” award from Interactive Media Awards, a competition that recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development.
In 2005, Ordaz contributed to the new branding of the School to mark its first century of operation. While at SAR, he has developed several public websites including the NEH-sponsored educational website project Southwest Crossroads: Cultures and Histories of the American Southwest, a dynamic Intranet content management system, social media campaigns, nearly a thousand collateral materials, plus print and multimedia-rich annual reports that include video interviews and 3-D photographs.
Stereoscopy (3-D photography) is another of Ordaz’s creative interest. He travels throughout the American Southwest in search of puebloan ruins, petroglyphs, and landscapes as subjects for his twin lens stereo cameras. His eventual goal is to produce a book on the American Southwest in the third dimension. Ordaz’s 3-D photographs have been published in several magazines and publications both Nationally and Internationally. View Ordaz’s 3-D anaglyph slideshow on Flickr® (red/cyan glasses required).
Multimedia Programmer, Institutional Advancement
Jon Lewis was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He joined SAR in the spring of 2002. After working in the Information Technology (IT) division helping with computers, he started working with SAR Press, where he maintained the warehouse and shipped/received books. He now works with Institutional Advancement, where he programs and maintains websites, adjusts photographs, and helps with graphic design.
When not buried in lines of code, Lewis is pursuing a degree in planetary science at the University of New Mexico where he plans to graduate this summer. At UNM he is engaged in a research project studying the formation and evolution of phosphorus-bearing minerals in primitive meteorites. The initial results of this research form the basis of an abstract submitted to the 2013 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference titled “Phosphate Mineralogy of Petrologic Type 4-6 L Ordinary Chondrites.” Over the past year he won the J. P. Fitzsimmons Award and was a recipient of a Leonard Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
In his spare time, Lewis pursues his interest in photography. He produces images utilizing a broad range of media and techniques including film, daguerreotype, pinhole photography, and photomicroscopy.